School Details

Reba O Steck Elementary School

460 Inverness Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3500
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 611 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
80%
55%
79%
80%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
80%
60%
81%
80%
59%
96%
92%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
82%
59%
85%
78%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Reba O Steck Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. The principal of Reba O Steck Elementary School is Elizabeth Pohlman, whose e-mail is kerry_merrill@ipsd.org. 611 students attend Reba O Steck Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Reba O Steck Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 611 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Reba O Steck Elementary School is 18:1. Montessori Children's Garden is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 56%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 14%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing school the teachers there are great! There is a bookfair every 3 months! There is a computer lab that is air conditioned so that when it is warm out each class especially 4th and 5th. (because they are on the 2nd floor) Steck has clubs like chess club earth club Girls On The Run lego robotics and student council! If you are looking for a good elementary school in Aurora choose Reba O Steck Elementary.

  • (1 year ago)

    We took our 3 children out of Steck when they were in the fifth and fourth grade. We had enough of terrible teachers that felt they were unapproachable and lazy. Our children were accepted into Saint Peter and Paul in Naperville. We should of done this much earlier because right away you can tell the higher curriculum and expectations ar SSPP. We were very unhappy with Steck and glad to have approached my children's education and solved it with a much better school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Yuck!!! Just yuck!!! Not very many nice teachers an uninvolved principal make Steck a non-memorable experience!

  • (2 years ago)

    I cannot rate this school and I know one can't please everyone. I am responsible for the O in the school's name. I am a nephew. My father and Aunt Reba were brother and sister. It has been some time since I last visited the school but I will the next time I leave Colorado Springs for Illinois. I donated Aunt Reba's school bell and am on the dediction DVD. She was a lovely lady and I miss her still.

  • (2 years ago)

    Naperville public schools of which Steck is in District 204 are reportedly among the best in the nation but our children's elementary school in Overland Park Kansas was just as good if not better and our former school was more welcoming to parents. Steck has a new principal who has alienated many parents the school has lost good teachers due to budget cuts and because seniority takes precendent over the quality of teachers the principal has held onto some teachers who are widely known to be horrible; class sizes seem to be mushrooming as well - yet the school had money this summer to repave the parking lots which didn't seem to be in need of repair. I don't believe their schedule is good for students either although that may be due to District policies. For example school begins at 9 05am and ends around 3 30pm. How do they cram all those classes into such a tight schedule? By only allowing 15 minutes for lunch and an additional 15 minutes for recess. But a short recess is probably good because the playground is abysmal. Given the incredibly high property taxes you'd think we could do better...

  • (5 years ago)

    I did not care for this school at all. My son did not make any connections at this school. It is not diverse at all! My son was in Kindergarten and never talked about school ever. He never mentioned his teacher. I was very worried that he would not like school. Now he goes to another school in the district and he loves it. His 1st grade teacher was awesome and now he is loving 2nd grade. The difference is there is a lot more diversity and he his able to make connections! Learning is fun for him now!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sub and this school is excellent. The teachers are really car about the students and what they are teaching. For those who criticize the music and art programs all I have to say is you come up with 75+ new lesson plans each year. The regular ed teachers do it you just don't notice because your kids have moved up a grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very disappointed in specials at Steck. The music program does the same program over and over year after year. If you have three kids...you will see the same program for each child. The art program needs to expand also. Again the same projects are done year after year. At this year's Fine Arts Festival I guarantee you there will be snowman and drawings of athletic shoes.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers are very good especially third and fourth grades. Administrators [are] out of touch with both the school and the students. Art and Music teachers also should be replaced. No imagination no vision.

  • (9 years ago)

    Warm caring atmosphere. Excellence expected.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! The principal runs it effectively and is highly regarded. The teachers love to teach are very upbeat and are always willing to help. After switching our children from another school this school far surpasses our previous school. It also goes above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend this school you will not be disappointed!

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